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Adventure
Adventure

The Danger Game by Ian Bull

Adventure
Adventure

Crisanta Knight: Into The Gray by Geanna Culbertson

Fall Award: NYC Big Book
Fall Award: NYC Big Book

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African American Fiction
African American Fiction

From Whence We Come by Maurice W. Dorsey

African American Nonfiction
African American Nonfiction

Black Millennials and the Church by Joshua Mitchell

African American Nonfiction
African American Nonfiction

Businessman First by Maurice W. Dorsey

African American Nonfiction
African American Nonfiction

Of Time and Spirit by Maurice W. Dorsey

Anthology
Anthology

Shackles and More Gripping Tales by James Hanna

Audiobook: Fiction
Audiobook: Fiction

A Child Lost by Michelle Cox

Audiobook: Fiction
Audiobook: Fiction

The Enigma Ignite by Breakfield and Breakfield

Audiobook: Nonfiction
Audiobook: Nonfiction

Losing the Atmosphere, A Memoir: A Baffling Disorder, a Search for Help, and the Therapist Who Understood by Vivian Conan

Book Cover Design Fiction
Book Cover Design Fiction

Behind Picketwire by M. Day Hampton

Book Cover Design Fiction
Book Cover Design Fiction

Priestess of Pompeii: The Initiate's Journey by Sandra C. Hurt (Author), Carol Spicuzza (Illustrator)

Book Cover Design Fiction
Book Cover Design Fiction

What We Do for Love by Anne Pfeffer

Book Cover Design Nonfiction
Book Cover Design Nonfiction

Let Me Prey Upon You: Breaking Free from a Minister's Sexual Abuse by Sandy Phillips Kirkham

Book Cover Design Nonfiction
Book Cover Design Nonfiction

To Live Woke: Thoughts to Carry in Our Struggle to Save the Soul of America by Rupert Nacoste Ph.D.

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Book Interior Design Nonfiction
Book Interior Design Nonfiction

Student's Federal Career Guide; Ten Steps to a Federal Job® or Internship for Students and Recent Grad... 4th Ed. by Kathryn K. Troutman

Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business
Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Understanding Startup CEO’s: And the Mindset You Need to Successfully Work For One by Dan Slagen

Business: General
Business: General

Flexible Working by Gemma Dale

Business: Motivational
Business: Motivational

Gratitude Infusion: Workplace Strategies for a Thriving Organizational Culture by Kerry Alison Wekelo

Business: Motivational
Business: Motivational

Heartfelt Leadership: How to Capture the Top Spot and Keep on Soaring by Deb Boelkes

Business: Motivational
Business: Motivational

Unlock!: 7 Steps to Transform Your Career and Realize Your Leadership Potential by Abhijeet Khadilkar

Career
Career

Love Your Imposter by Rita Clifton

Career
Career

Student's Federal Career Guide; Ten Steps to a Federal Job® or Internship for Students and Recent Graduates 4th Ed by Kathryn K. Troutman

Caregiving: General
Caregiving: General

Semper Avanti: A Story of Love, Determination and Perseverance by Nancy Bucceri

Caregiving: Specialized
Caregiving: Specialized

How to Save Your Inner Wonder Woman: A Guide for Caregiver and Allies of Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Using Wonder Woman by Kenneth Rogers, Jr.

Chapter Books
Chapter Books

The Puzzle Quests: Secret Treasures by Janine De Tillio Cammarata

Chick-Lit
Chick-Lit

Film (a novel) by Patricia Leavy

Childrens Fiction
Childrens Fiction

A Raccoon's Tale: Seven Saves the Notch by Fran Hodgkins

Childrens Fiction
Childrens Fiction

1 For All by Sean McCollum

Childrens Fiction
Childrens Fiction

Melody's Magical Flying Machine by Elaine Ambrose

Childrens: Inspirational
Childrens: Inspirational

Becoming a Superhero by C. Ariane Durden

Childrens: Inspirational
Childrens: Inspirational

Finding Her Friends: Butterfly Princess Book 2 by Alisa Hope Wagner

Christian
Christian

Freedom in the Fight by Scott Abrams, M.D.

Christian
Christian

The Spirit of Leviathan, Jezebel, and Athaliah by Tekoa Manning

Coffee Table Book
Coffee Table Book

Charleston: The Antebellum Neighborhoods and Buildings by David Rogers

Contemporary Novel
Contemporary Novel

Letters from Grace: The Story of an American Family by Priscilla Audette

Contemporary Novel
Contemporary Novel

Shooting Stars by Patricia Leavy

Crime Fiction
Crime Fiction

Inside The Lie by Gary Wenkle Smith

Crime Fiction
Crime Fiction

Bastard's Bluff by David Benjamin

Cross Genre
Cross Genre

Escape from Obiliva by Brian Kindall

Cultural and Social Issues
Cultural and Social Issues

Diversity At College: Real Stories of Students Conquering Bias and Making Higher Education More Inclusive by James Stellar, Chrisel Martinez, Branden Eggan, Chloe Skye Weiser, Benny Poy, Rachel Eagar, Marc Cohen, and Agata Buras

Current Events
Current Events

Future World Order by Dr Maha Hosain Aziz

Death & Dying
Death & Dying

The Situation, A Radical Journey Thru Sisterhood by Lila Glasoe Francese

Education
Education

The Global Kid by Dr Maha Hosain Aziz

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Education
Education

Teaching Students with Autism in a Catholic Setting by Deacon Lawrence R. Sutton, Ph.D

Environment
Environment

CHASING THE COSMIC PRINCIPLE: Dowsing from Pyramids to Back Yard America by Robert Egby

Fantasy
Fantasy

Ethan Templeton Awakens the All-Seeing Eye by JulieJoe B.

Fantasy
Fantasy

Ever Alice by H.J. Ramsay

Fantasy
Fantasy

The Giant's Giant by Mark Cheverton

Fantasy
Fantasy

The Last Lumenian by S.G. Blaise

Friendship
Friendship

Bunco: A Comedy About The Drama Of Friendship by Robin Delnoce

Grief
Grief

Still A Mother edited by Joy M. Freeman and Tabatha D. Johnson

Health / Fitness
Health / Fitness

The Ultimate College Student Health Handbook: Your Guide for Everything from Hangovers to Homesickness by Jill Grimes MD FAAFP (Author), Nicole Grimes (Illustrator)

Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction

The Road to Delano by John DeSimone

Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction

Hunting Teddy Roosevelt by James Ross

Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction

It Happened in Silence by Karla M. Jay

Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction

The Lines Between Us: A Novel by Rebecca D'Harlingue

Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction

The Dung Beetles of Liberia, A Novel Based on True Events by Daniel V. Meier, Jr.

Historical Fiction
Historical Fiction

Beneath the Palms by Ruth Newell

History: United States
History: United States

The Mystery of Barbara Fritchie a True Patriot by Tamara Louise Thayer

History: United States
History: United States

Drive-Ins of Colorado by Michael Kilgore

History: United States
History: United States

Rise, Ruin & Restoration: A History of Sutter's Fort by Cheryl Anne Stapp

History: World
History: World

HIDDEN WOMEN: Charlemagne's Celtic Domain by Jacqueline Widmar Stewart

History: World
History: World

HIDDEN WOMEN: Frankish Splendor & Valor in Celtic Europe by Jacqueline Widmar Stewart

History: World
History: World

Dialect and Nationalism in China, 1860–1960 by Gina Anne Tam

NYC Big Book Award
NYC Big Book Award

Accepting submissions from ALL publishers: www.nycbigbookaward.com

History: World
History: World

Oromo Witness by Abdul Dire

History: World
History: World

The Little Breadwinner by Lucia Mann

Horror
Horror

The Vanishing by Arjay Lewis

Humor
Humor

Jokers Over Aces by Bart Hepker

Humor
Humor

Miserable Holiday Stories by Alex Bernstein

Humor
Humor

My Shorts: Brief Scenes From My Early Life by Brian Kagan

Juvenile Fiction
Juvenile Fiction

The Runaways of Missing Lake by Tanya Fyfe

LGBTQIA Nonfiction
LGBTQIA Nonfiction

A Gay Man's Guide to Life: Get Real, Stand Tall, and Take Your Place by Britt East

Literary Fiction
Literary Fiction

Mother Mother: A Novel by Jessica O'Dwyer

Literary Fiction
Literary Fiction

No Birds Sing Here by Daniel Meier

Literary Fiction
Literary Fiction

Unnatural Resources by Mindy Uhrlaub

Literary Fiction
Literary Fiction

Whereabouts by Scott Gould

Literary Fiction
Literary Fiction

A Tale of Two Wise Fools by Arin Keshishian

Memoir
Memoir

One Day on the Gold Line: A Memoir in Essays by Carla Rachel Sameth

Memoir
Memoir

The Best That Can Happen: The Grand Trek by Kathleen Schmitt

Memoir
Memoir

Forgive Us Our Trespasses by Diane Gensler

Memoir
Memoir

I'm So Glad You're Here by Pamela Gay

Memoir
Memoir

L.A.’s Last Street Cop: Surviving Hollywood Freaks, the Aryan Brotherhood, and the L.A.P.D.'s Homicidal Vendetta Against Me by Al Moreno

Book Award
Book Award

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Military Fiction
Military Fiction

Shades of the Deep Blue Sea by Jack Woodville London

Military Fiction
Military Fiction

INVISIBLE: Story of the USS Manta Ray by M. E. Nyberg

Military Fiction
Military Fiction

To Stand on Solid Ground: A Civil War Novel Based on Real People and Events by Leslie Parker Borhaug and G. Keith Parker

Military Fiction
Military Fiction

Angels and Patriots Book Three by Salina B Baker

Military Fiction
Military Fiction

EO-N by Dave Mason

Military Nonfiction
Military Nonfiction

The Hurricane Within by Ashlee Leppert

Mind, Body, Spirit
Mind, Body, Spirit

Like a Shadow: The Life and Training of a Guardian Warrior by Tamarack Song

Mystery
Mystery

Shave Ice Paradise by Mark Seiler

Mystery
Mystery

Rose's Thorn by Lynn-Steven Johanson

Nature
Nature

The Undersea Art of Inonesia by Charles E. Rawlings, Leah Perez, and Nuswanto Lobbu

Nature
Nature

Love Poems From New England: reflections on state of mind and states of heart by Jon Meyer

New Fiction (First time published)
New Fiction (First time published)

Behind Picketwire by M. Day Hampton

Nonfiction
Nonfiction

Brilliantbranes by John F. Hopkins

Nonfiction
Nonfiction

Practical Genealogy: 50 Simple Steps to Research Your Diverse Family History by Brian Sheffey

Paranormal Romance
Paranormal Romance

Oil and Water by Lara Ann Dominick

Personal Growth
Personal Growth

Stripped Down: How Burlesque Led Me Home by Anna Brooke

Personal Growth
Personal Growth

Finding Life In Between...a Journal For Me, To You by Candy Leigh

Picture Books: Preschool
Picture Books: Preschool

I Don't Want to go to Preschool, The Fairy Queen Calls by Cynthia Kern Obrien (Author), Rosemarie Gillen (Illustrator)

Picture Books: Preschool
Picture Books: Preschool

Tex the Explorer: Journey Through the Alphabet by Ellie Smith

Picture Books: Preschool
Picture Books: Preschool

This is My Castle by Brooke Van Sickle

Picture Books: Ages 4-8
Picture Books: Ages 4-8

BOBcat has a Special Tale by Dana Popoff

Picture Books: Ages 4-8
Picture Books: Ages 4-8

I just want to be super! by Andrew Katz (Author) Tony Luzano (Illustrator)

Picture Books: Ages 4-8
Picture Books: Ages 4-8

Mia and Nattie: One Great Team! by Marlene M. Bell

Picture Books: Ages 4-8
Picture Books: Ages 4-8

Mildred Builds A World by Amy Leask

Picture Books: All Ages
Picture Books: All Ages

Bean Saves the Day by Rey A. Banda

Picture Books: All Ages
Picture Books: All Ages

Bunk the Chipmunk's Quarantine Story by Victor Teran

Picture Books: All Ages
Picture Books: All Ages

The Magnificent Adventures of Folotjing: The Brave and Kindhearted by Rio N. Cortez

Poetry
Poetry

Catastroika by Charles Rammelkamp

Poetry
Poetry

Descent by Jennifer LeBlanc

Poetry
Poetry

Devil's Lake by Sarah M. Sala

Poetry
Poetry

Secondary Cicatrices by Lynne Goldsmith

Poetry
Poetry

His Feathers Were Chains by Denise Lajimodiere

Poetry
Poetry

Fractures by Carlos Andrés Gómez

Poetry
Poetry

The Keeping by Linda Neal Reising

Poetry
Poetry

"Took House" by Lauren Camp

Political Thriller
Political Thriller

Suspicion by Jake Bussolini

Reference
Reference

Japanese In-Law: Words and Phrases for Day-to-Day Living by Kenneth Atchity and Keisaku Mitsumatsu

Reference
Reference

The Non-Obvious Guide to Virtual Meetings and Remote Work by Rohit Bhargava

Religion: Fiction
Religion: Fiction

Life is Your Imaginations' Reality by Tricia Renée

Romance
Romance

Promise of Spring by T.K. Conklin

Romance
Romance

You - The World of Thoughts Matters by Rose S. White

Romantic Suspense
Romantic Suspense

Serendipity in Berkeley by Kay C. Beerman

Science Fiction
Science Fiction

A Potter's Tale by Dave Davis

Science Fiction
Science Fiction

Avernus by Steven Webb

Science Fiction
Science Fiction

Rook by Blaine C. Readler

Science Fiction
Science Fiction

Time Benders: The Machine by Jb Yanni

Science Fiction
Science Fiction

Time Benders and the Two Promises: Book II by Jb Yanni

Science Fiction
Science Fiction

Wine Dark Deep by R. Peter Keith

Self-help: Spiritual
Self-help: Spiritual

Peace and Joy: A Path for Our Spiritual Quest by Francesco Iacona

Short Stories
Short Stories

Abjectification: Stories & Truths by C. Kubasta

Small Books/Chapbooks
Small Books/Chapbooks

Harvest Widows by Nick Bertelson

Short Stories
Short Stories

Girl on a Float by Brian Bedard

Short Stories
Short Stories

Golden Gate Jumper Survivors Society by Ross Wilcox

Short Stories
Short Stories

Once Removed: Stories by Colette Sartor

Short Stories
Short Stories

Responsible Adults by Patricia Ann McNair

Social/Political Change
Social/Political Change

To Live Woke: Thoughts to Carry in Our Struggle to Save the Soul of America by Rupert Nacoste Ph.D.

Spirituality
Spirituality

A Song of Love: How Jesus Breathes Life into Destiny by Jan Chapman

Spirituality
Spirituality

Finding God in the Mess by Jim Deeds and Brendan McManus, SJ

Spirituality
Spirituality

The Secret Handbook of Wu Chi by James Cox

Thriller
Thriller

Beyond the Goat Trails by Mike Sovelius

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Thriller
Thriller

In the Country Dark by Mike Mallow

Thriller
Thriller

Irrational Fears by Lee Lindauer

Thriller
Thriller

Only the Women are Burning by Nancy Burke

Thriller
Thriller

The Enigma Ignite by Breakfield and Breakfield

Travel
Travel

If You Stand Here: A Pilgrim's Tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela by Anne Born

Travel
Travel

Immersed in West Africa by Terry Lister

Travel
Travel

Kong Boys by Gerald Yeung

True Crime
True Crime

L.A.’s Last Street Cop: Surviving Hollywood Freaks, the Aryan Brotherhood, and the L.A.P.D.'s Homicidal Vendetta Against Me by Al Moreno

Western Fiction
Western Fiction

Grizzly Justice by April Christofferson

Western Fiction
Western Fiction

Rescuing Samantha by Heidi M. Thomas

Women's Fiction
Women's Fiction

Blind Trust by A.F. Presson

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Women's Fiction
Women's Fiction

Countdown America by M.C. Fox

Women's Fiction
Women's Fiction

Tell Me You Love Me by Kathleen Stone

Women's Fiction
Women's Fiction

The Gift From Fortuny by Terry Stanfill

Women's Fiction
Women's Fiction

When the Heart Listens - A Milford-Haven Novella by Mara Purl

Women's Issues
Women's Issues

Let Me Prey Upon You: Breaking Free from a Minister's Sexual Abuse by Sandy Phillips Kirkham

Women's Issues
Women's Issues

Pound On!! From the Glass Slipper to the Glass Ceiling by Robin Rotenberg

Women's Issues
Women's Issues

We Demand the Right to Vote: The Journey to the 19th Amendment by Meneese Wall

Writing and Publishing
Writing and Publishing

Cover to Cover: What First-Time Authors Need to Know about Editing by Sandra Wendel

Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Fiction

Fly, Fly Away by Pamela Bauer Mueller

Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Fiction

Merged by Jim and Stephanie Kroepfl

Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Fiction

Spinner by Michael J Bowler

Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Fiction

Starvation by Molly Fennig